If you are one of the legions of folks who have "upgraded" to a big-screen television set lately, then you've probably become spoiled by its wonderfully expansive picture. Well, if you are a telescope user, you will be equally spoiled by the wide-field window into the heavens served up by this Orion Stratus 24mm eyepiece. With an apparent field of 68° — which translates to a 71% greater viewing area than that of a typical 52° Plossl. The 24mm Stratus eyepiece quite literally puts more stars in your eyes. In the same way you feel more a part of the action watching a big-screen TV, with this Stratus "sixty-eight" you will feel like you are really experiencing your celestial targets, rather than just viewing them from afar. Once you have experienced the Orion Stratus, you'll never go back to Plossls again!
Orion 24mm Stratus Wide Field Telescope Eyepiece
But it isn't just the Stratus' field of view that will widen your eyes. This eyepiece has a sophisticated eight-element optical configuration that features a huge 1-1/4"-diameter eye lens to look into. The Orion 24mm Stratus eyepiece has a generous 15mm eye relief, so you'll get the "big picture" even if you wear eyeglasses. The optics are fully multi-coated to maximize light transmission to your eyes, and the lens edges are blackened to ensure excellent contrast.
This Stratus eyepiece fits in both 1.25" and 2" focusers. It sports fold-down rubber eyeguards and a knobby rubber grip. The chrome barrel features a setscrew security recess and is threaded for filters. The eyepiece comes with protective lens and barrel caps.
Orion 24mm Stratus Eyepiece Features...
- Amazing viewing comfort - this 24mm eyepiece sports a monster 1.25" diameter eye lens and a substantial 15mm eye relief
- An ideal eyepiece for wide-field low-power views of the Moon, planets and bright deep sky objects
- Offers a 68 degree apparent field of view for a nice and wide window into the heavens
- Usable in both 1.25" and larger 2" telescope focusers thanks to its dual-purpose body
- Fully multi-coated optics feature blackened lens edges for maximized light transmission and excellent contrast
- Additional Information
SKU OR-8249 Manufacturer Orion Optical Design Wide Angle Barrel Size 1.25" Warranty 1 Year Warranty Eyepiece Field of View - Apparent 68º Eyepiece Focal Length 24mm Eyepiece Eye Relief 15mm Eyepiece Manufacturer Series Orion Stratus Eyepiece Weight 12 oz. Field Stop 28.4mm Number of Lens Elements & Groups 8 elements Special Feature None Comes with Dust Caps? Yes Comes with Eye Guard? Yes
- Included Items
- Orion 24mm Stratus Eyepiece with 1.25" / 2" barrel
- End Caps
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsHi, I think I know the answer but wanted to make sure; Can I use 2" filters with the Orion Stratus 24mm Wide field?
Thanks for the help.
De LormeQuestion by: De Lorme Broussard on Mar 17, 2015 9:10:00 PMNot directly. The Orion Stratus 24mm eyepiece is a dual barrel 2"/1.25" eyepiece and is only threaded for 1.25" filters. If you treat it like a 1.25" eyepiece and drop it into a 2" to 1.25" adapter with 48mm threads on the bottom (like the OS-A2125), you can thread a 2" filter into the adapter. I do this with my scope and it also lets me use a 2" filter with all of my 1.25" eyepieces as well.Answer by: Chris Hendren on Mar 18, 2015 10:48:00 AM
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